The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Hewlett-Packard Company.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HP
Rank 57 53 33
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -20
Contract jobs citing HP 22 21 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.19% 2.63% 4.06%
As % of the Vendors category 4.71% 5.95% 8.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 8
Average daily rate
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£225 £315 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -19.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £187 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £730 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.19 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.34% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £13.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+16.36% -8.33%
HP
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
467 353 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 46.56% 44.24% 50.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 157 162
Average daily rate £470 £333 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.35% -10.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £185 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 26
Average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +28.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £12.50 £9.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £45.25 £53.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

HP Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

HP
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP across the Cheshire region.

HP Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP across the Cheshire region.

HP Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

HP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +4 7 £500 +58.73% 4
Warrington -18 6 £120 -56.75% 1
Crewe - 1 - - 1
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Northwich - 1 - - 1
HP
North West

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP.

1 23 (46.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (44.00%) ITIL
3 20 (40.00%) Service Management
4 17 (34.00%) MCP
4 17 (34.00%) MS Excel
4 17 (34.00%) SLA
4 17 (34.00%) Cisco
4 17 (34.00%) OpenView
5 16 (32.00%) MS Office
6 15 (30.00%) IBM Notes
6 15 (30.00%) Lotus
6 15 (30.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 14 (28.00%) Windows
8 11 (22.00%) CMDB
9 10 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (20.00%) CCNP
10 9 (18.00%) CCNA
10 9 (18.00%) Finance
10 9 (18.00%) Opsware
11 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
11 8 (16.00%) Network Management
11 8 (16.00%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (16.00%) Network Monitoring
11 8 (16.00%) HP NNM
11 8 (16.00%) NetScout
11 8 (16.00%) Change Management
11 8 (16.00%) CCIE
12 7 (14.00%) VMware
12 7 (14.00%) SC Cleared
13 6 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (30.00%) IBM Notes
2 4 (8.00%) Exstream Dialogue
3 2 (4.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 17 (34.00%) MS Excel
2 16 (32.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Exstream
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) SAN
2 3 (6.00%) Internet
2 3 (6.00%) WAN
2 3 (6.00%) NAS
2 3 (6.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (4.00%) VLAN
3 2 (4.00%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (4.00%) NX-OS
3 2 (4.00%) Firewall
3 2 (4.00%) HTTP
3 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.00%) VPN
4 1 (2.00%) SNMP
4 1 (2.00%) DNS
4 1 (2.00%) VoIP
4 1 (2.00%) DHCP
4 1 (2.00%) Wireless
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.00%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) RDBMS
1 5 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.00%) Informix
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Selenium
1 2 (4.00%) JIRA
1 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.00%) Mockito
1 2 (4.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (4.00%) SonarQube
1 2 (4.00%) Introscope
1 2 (4.00%) JUnit
General
1 9 (18.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Retail
3 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) Analyst
2 15 (30.00%) Service Analyst
2 15 (30.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (14.00%) Network Specialist
4 6 (12.00%) Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.00%) IT Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Java Developer
8 1 (2.00%) J2EE Developer
8 1 (2.00%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (2.00%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) Spring
1 2 (4.00%) JSON
1 2 (4.00%) JAX-RS
1 2 (4.00%) PowerMock
1 2 (4.00%) RESTful
1 2 (4.00%) J2EE
1 2 (4.00%) HTML
1 2 (4.00%) CSS
1 2 (4.00%) JDBC
1 2 (4.00%) Servlets
1 2 (4.00%) SOAP
1 2 (4.00%) Web Services
1 2 (4.00%) XML
1 2 (4.00%) XSL
1 2 (4.00%) WSDL
1 2 (4.00%) JAX-RPC
2 1 (2.00%) Catalyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) CMDB
2 5 (10.00%) FlexPod
3 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.00%) Mainframe
4 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.00%) Open Source
5 2 (4.00%) Online Banking
5 2 (4.00%) Clustering
5 2 (4.00%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.00%) Replication
6 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.00%) Windows
2 6 (12.00%) Linux
3 5 (10.00%) AIX
4 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.00%) UNIX
4 4 (8.00%) Solaris
5 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.00%) SUSE
6 2 (4.00%) Debian
6 2 (4.00%) HPUX
7 1 (2.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (44.00%) ITIL
2 20 (40.00%) Service Management
3 8 (16.00%) Network Management
3 8 (16.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 8 (16.00%) Network Monitoring
3 8 (16.00%) Change Management
4 5 (10.00%) Migration
5 3 (6.00%) Project Management
6 2 (4.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (4.00%) Web Development
6 2 (4.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.00%) Web Application Development
6 2 (4.00%) Change Control
6 2 (4.00%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (4.00%) TOGAF
6 2 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.00%) TDD
7 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.00%) SQL
2 2 (4.00%) Java
2 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.00%) Perl
3 1 (2.00%) PHP
3 1 (2.00%) Jython
3 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (34.00%) MCP
2 10 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (20.00%) CCNP
3 9 (18.00%) CCNA
4 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (16.00%) CCIE
5 7 (14.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (6.00%) MCSE
8 2 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (4.00%) Degree
8 2 (4.00%) NCIE
9 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (2.00%) A+ Certification
9 1 (2.00%) PMP
9 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
9 1 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (2.00%) MCDST
9 1 (2.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (34.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (12.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (4.00%) NFS
2 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 17 (34.00%) OpenView
2 15 (30.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (16.00%) HP NNM
4 2 (4.00%) BladeLogic
4 2 (4.00%) SCCM
4 2 (4.00%) SCDPM
4 2 (4.00%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (2.00%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.00%) OVSD
Vendors
1 23 (46.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (34.00%) Cisco
3 15 (30.00%) Lotus
4 9 (18.00%) Opsware
5 8 (16.00%) NetScout
6 7 (14.00%) VMware
7 6 (12.00%) Citrix
7 6 (12.00%) Sun
7 6 (12.00%) IBM
8 4 (8.00%) Dell
9 3 (6.00%) NetApp
9 3 (6.00%) Oracle
10 2 (4.00%) Juniper
10 2 (4.00%) Perforce
10 2 (4.00%) BMC
10 2 (4.00%) EMC
10 2 (4.00%) Compuware
11 1 (2.00%) Avaya
11 1 (2.00%) Nokia
11 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint